A Collection of Essays
edited by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
Spiritual Ecology is the book chosen to accompany the Center for Spiritual Living Santa Rosa theme for September 2019
Thich Nhat Hanh, Joanna Macy, Wendell Berry, Sandra Ingerman, Richard Rohr, Bill Plotkin, Mary Evelyn Tucker, Brian Swimme, Oren Lyons, Vandana Shiva and Others
"It's hard to imagine finding a wiser group of humans than the authors represented here, all of them both thinkers and do-ers in the greatest battle humans have ever faced. An epic collection!"
Our present ecological crisis is the greatest man-made disaster this planet has ever faced—accelerating, climate change, species depletion, plooution and acidification of the oceans. A central but rarely addressed aspect of this crisis is our forgetfulness of the sacred nature of creation, and how this affects our relationship to the environment. There is a pressing need to articulate a spiritual response to this ecological crisis. This is vital and necessary if we are to help bring the world as a living whole back into balance.
—Bill McKibben, founder 350.org and author Eaarth
"In ancient times, oracles were consulted in order to translate the winds of the gods into wise counsel for the living to come. This gathering of elders from all over the globe assembled by Llewellyn Vaughn-Lee in Spiritual Ecology is nothing short of a modern oracle whose voices translate the wisdom of the Earth we must care for. Whatever your passion or work, read this book to better know the irreplaceable ground we all depend on."
—Mark Nepo, author Seven Thousand Ways to Listen and The Book of Awakening
"This book is a call to action ... I thank the authors in the book for reinforcing my commitment to protect the earth as much as in my power."
—His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje